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Meet friendly Chihuahuas and Chihuahua Parents near you at Chicagoland's longest running Chihuahua meetup group!

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This group is for Chihuahua lovers who want to socialize their Chihuahuas for play, for fun and learn more about keeping them healthy, trained and well cared for. All Chihuahuas are welcome!

We play, we learn, discuss behavioral issues, socialization, training, nutrition and also help with animal rescue efforts. We gladly assist and support doggies in need of rescue and/or adoption.

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We meet twice a month in the summer and at least once a month in the winter. Sometimes more if there are special events we can participate in. Events and meets are held locally. Exceptions are to special volunteer events or other dog-friendly outings in Chicagoland.

Please note that this group is strictly for Chihuahua socialization, learning and dog assistance efforts -- not for dog sales or breeding purposes--please do not use our site to try to breed, mate or sell your dogs.

This group is for Chihuahuas and Chihuahua-mixes only. Please do not join if your dog is not a Chihuahua or try to pass your dog off as a Chihuahua. If your dog is not a Chihuahua but you need help finding a dog group, you are welcome to contact us so we can help you find play group for your dog - we're always happy to help.

You must join the group to participate in our events. South Suburban Chihuahua is a self-supported, non-profit organization.

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SAVE THE DATE - Annual Christmas Potluck & Play Date 2019!

Annual Christmas Potluck & Play Date 2019! SAVE THE DATE - VENUE IS BEING CONFIRMED. We are looking forward to our annual Christmas Potluck! We always have so much fun! Here's what we've planned: ~Doggie item/sweater exchange & Shelter Donations - bring any item (used or new) and pay any $ amount. All dollar donations go to dogs in need and unsold leftover items go to the fostered doggies/shelter. Bring it all, carriers, leashes, sweaters, things for little dogs, big dogs, cats too -- the more, the merrier. ~Doggie Treats ~Music & Good Cheer ~Food (please bring a dog safe tasty treat) & Soft Drinks IMPORTANT: When you RSVP please let us know if you plan on bringing something in the comments section (this will avoid duplicates). You are welcome to bring a dish. Please do not bring anything that is harmful to dogs if it were to fall on the floor (chocolate, grapes, macadamia nuts, raisins, etc.) A few things for your Chihuahua's health & safety: ~We always have fresh water available ~If you bring a treat, always ask owners before feeding other Chihuahuas -allergies! ~Please skip the meet if your dog is ill, in heat or has had recent surgery ~Please wear a leash until inside the play area ~Please keep an eye on your chihuahuas at all times ~Please clean up after your chihuahua What happens at the meet? Basically, we stand around while the chihuahuas play 'with each other.' We do not force them to socialize, we let them manage this on their own. Most chihuahuas get along very well with each other. Most new chihuahua members are shy the first few meets - this is quite normal. After a while, most venture out on their own and make new friends! Some play, some sniff around, some just hang out and watch everyone else. They are all different. REQUIRED --Please ensure your dogs go out before entering the facility. We had to pay for insurance, a rental fee, and deposit for space. All Chihuahuas are required to 'go' before they come inside to avoid any accidents. We want to make sure we don't get charged for cleanup costs. We hope everyone will honor this request and ensure your chihuahuas have gone outdoors and avoid using the venue as the bathroom. Also, dogs are not allowed at the adjoining park, so if your dog uses the parkway in front of the venue, please be sure to pick up after your dog. We do not want to be told we cannot come back due to our dogs leaving little 'gifts' behind. Thanks for understanding.

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